October 03, 2002
Miracles of Science: The World's funniest joke
A year-long online search for the world's funniest joke is over. The winning rib-tickler emerged from two million ratings of 40,000 entries, submitted by people from more than 70 countries.
Apparently, Europeans like the more Surreal jokes better than the American's favourite (jokes where others look stupid)... Here's a favourite from the MeFi thread:
two sausages are sitting in a frying pan. The first sausage says, "Is it getting hot in herre to you?" The second sausage then replies, "Holy shit, a talking sausage!"

RandomWalks points out that the study only demonstrates that it's the joke with the broadest appeal, which is so true... Could that still qualify as the "world's funniest" -- if it makes the most people laugh...? Or should it be the joke that provokes the strongest laughter, for a more limited group...? ... time for a new study, me thinks...

(Sources: Metafilter, New Scientist and CNN)

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George W. calls up the UN and says, "Terrorists are on the loose, the Middle East is in turmoil and all hope for peace and security is dead! What do I do?" The UN says, "Calm down. First make sure that it's really dead." A shot is heard and George replies, "Okay. Now what?"

Posted by: Prentiss Riddle on October 15, 2002 06:10 AM

George W. announces to the UN security council: "Terrorists are on the loose, the Middle East is in turmoil and all hope for peace and security is dead! What do I do?". The UN says, "Holy shit, a talking sausage!"

Posted by: gnocchi on October 16, 2002 09:45 PM

i want miracles of science

Posted by: Chand on July 10, 2005 10:36 PM

I'm from England and this one's a lot funnier:

Two cows standing in a field and one says to the other: "A bit worrying about all this Mad Cow disease isn't it?"
And the other cow says: "It doesn't worry me, I'm a chicken."

Posted by: Indo Lomo on September 7, 2005 06:22 PM
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